Off-Panel: As a New Comics Reader, Where Do You Start?

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“In January, “Red Sonja” #1 arrives from writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Aneke. In the months following, Frank J. Barbiere will write a new “Dejah Thoris” series, while Kate Leth scripts a new “Vampirella” ongoing. No artists or release dates have been announced for the latter two titles.”

WELL, I’m intrigued.

“The most prohibitive thing for me when I started getting into comics was not having an idea of where to begin. From an outsider’s perspective, when you look at the yearly events, the vast amount of characters, the ridiculous deaths and plot twists and retcons and alternate dimensions, it’s almost impossible to figure out where to start.”

This is what we hear most often when it comes to Marvel and DC, which is why we direct people to other publishers when getting people into comics.

“If you’re interested in having female characters, you have to hire female writers. If you want to see Black characters, you have to hire Black creators.”



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